Bernard Schurr Cotes du Rhone Villages 2017

8th April 2020
A very satisfying drink... 92 Points

"The market for ‘affordable wines’, which is a fluid term, depending on your level of flushness, has likely never been quite so keen. Obviously this is something of a problem for me, being a known ‘cherry picker’ of all things expensive and exotic. Just ask Our Mike. This is a 50/50 blend of Syrah and Grenache, raised in two and three year old French oak. Importer: Fourth Wave Wine.

There’s a bit more ripeness in 2017, with a smooth uptake of dark raspberry, dried herb, violet and liquorice on offer. It’s clean, a little bit meaty and malty, with plenty of almost creamy/suede-like tannin, balanced acidity, and a firm finish of fine length. It’s a very satisfying drink right now."


Rated: 92 Points

Source: Gary Walsh,, April 2020

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